2011, NEW 3RD EDITION. 208 pages.
Changes to this 3rd edition include:
- All routes have updated beta and corrections
- Many routes have new first ascent history
- 14 New Routes: there are now 64 of the most classic walls
- New gear info for each pitch and linking beta
- Updated approach beta with GPS coordinates
Chris McNamara's great new Yosemite guidebook. Yosemite Big Walls is the most current, detailed, and accurate guide to Yosemite's most classic walls such as El Cap and Half Dome. This 208 page full-color printed guidebook includes unprecedented route detail such as climbing strategy, retreat information, descent topos, pitch lengths, and gear recommendations for each pitch.
In addition, Yosemite Big Walls include historical information garnered from interviews with first ascentionists that bring these spectacular big wall climbs to life. Yosemite Big Walls covers the 54 best big wall routes on El Capitan, Half Dome, and Washington Column all of which were personally climbed and documented by authors Chris McNamara and Chris Van Leuven.
Most accurate & detailed topos ever for these climbs
First ascent history — much of which is previously unpublished
68 of the most classic routes from The Nose to Reticent Wall
Gear info for each pitch and 60m linking beta
Detailed approach and descent maps
Strategy and retreat recommendations